ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 20, 2003—United and US Airways began the next phase of their marketing partnership with additional code-share flights available for customers to make reservations beginning today.
Through this new phase of code sharing, US Airways customers now have expanded access to a total of 188 new flight segments to the West and Southwest through Denver, including the first-time destination of Tucson, Ariz. United customers now are able to travel on 79 new flight segments, including single-carrier access from Pittsburgh to Latin America, via Miami. More code-share flights will be introduced in February and beyond.
United will continue to expand its network by placing its code on US Airways flights within the eastern U.S. and on select international flights including
US Airways’ expanding Caribbean route network. US Airways will add connection options for customers whose destinations are in the western U.S., as well as for international travelers headed for Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Customers who are booked on code-share flights enjoy the economy and convenience of single-airline ticketing and one-stop check-in at the airport.
Additionally, as of Jan. 1, 2003, miles earned on US Airways flights count toward elite status in United’s Mileage Plus program and United flight miles count toward preferred status in US Airways’ Dividend Miles program. Also, elite members who already earn elite bonus miles in their frequent flier program of choice will now earn the same elite bonus miles when flying the other marketing partner.
- United Mileage Plus Premier members will receive a 25 percent mileage bonus on paid flights operated by US Airways. US Airways Silver Preferred members will receive a 50 percent mileage bonus on paid flights operated by United.
- Premier Executive and Premier Executive 1K members will receive a 100 percent mileage bonus on paid flights operated by US Airways. US Airways Gold Preferred and Chairman’s Preferred members will receive a 100 percent mileage bonus on paid flights operated by United.
- Beginning March 1, United Mileage Plus Premier members and US Airways Dividend Miles Preferred members will have their elite status recognized when flying on either of the two carriers.
- Beginning April 1, members of each program will have the ability to redeem awards on itineraries that are partly or totally operated by the other airline.
Customers should check their travel documents to determine the carrier operating the flight and the terminal for their flight when traveling on itineraries utilizing both US Airways and United. They will be provided boarding passes upon check-in for each part of their journey when checking in with either airline. For questions on policies and procedures, customers should check with the originating carrier.
United operates nearly 1,800 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe. News releases and other information about United may be found at the company’s Web site at united.com.
US Airways, the US Airways Express carriers and US Airways Shuttle offer service to 201 destinations worldwide. News releases and other information about US Airways is available online at usairways.com.
Information on United’s flight schedules and fares is also available online at united.com, or by calling United’s Reservations at 1-800-UNITED1. For more information on US Airways’ flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways online at usairways.com, or contact US Airways reservations at 1-800-428-4322.